What are the most fascinating things you’ve learned studying linguistics?

By: | Post date: 2016-08-31 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: General Language, Linguistics

Me, personally?

That the same changes happen, again and again, from language to language to language. The same grammaticalisations; the same sound changes; the same semantic changes; the same syntactic changes; the same metaphors.

Which is little to do with Universal Grammar, and a lot to do with universals of cognition and articulation.

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